our carbon footprint

we just worked out our families carbon footprint, its 4700kg CO2-e for our whole family, (according to the landcare calculator) the average per person in NZ is 7300kg CO2-e ( according to wikipedia), it seems that ours is very low, possibly due to us only having one car and Ben using his bike to get to work. We recycle, we only use electricity for heating and have a very efficient heat pump, some of it may also be that we do not travel very far at the moment either.

So now that we have worked that out our next goal is to reduce our carbon footprint by 10% for the coming year.... I am thinking about how we can do that, using our car less will help, as would getting is serviced and possibly a tune up to make it more efficient in its petrol consumption. Ben will need to keep biking to work, and the kids and I might need to start walking to more places that we visit.

Its cool though to see what we use and how we can make a change.

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2 comments:

Puerhan said...
May 24, 2010 at 12:35 AM

yeah long-haul flights have been messing up my footprint these days! ;-)

Azlemed said...
May 24, 2010 at 8:37 AM

yeah we were lucky, only 4 return trips, Wellington to Chch, too many kids not enough $$ has meant our carbon footprint is getting smaller lol

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